Tag Archives: Keanu Reeves

Top 10 of 1999

20 years ago, Hollywood had a great 12 months. Maybe it was pre-millennial tension, or just a confluence of great talent and risk-taking producers and studios, but it was a moment that wasn't to be repeated in the years following. I enjoy putting together lists of the best films from years gone by, and the… Read More

10 Great Richard E. Grant roles

The undisputed media star of this year's Academy Awards season—coming to a conclusion with the ceremony on Sunday, February 24—is the Swaziland-born veteran actor Richard E. Grant. Those of us deeply embedded in the cult of his first feature film, Withnail and I, are especially enjoying the various articles about Grant's enthusiasm, and his deft social… Read More

The Bad Batch review — Post-Apunkalypse Now

Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour | 118 min | On VOD Iranian-American auteur Amirpour's first feature was the dreamy, black-and-white vampire picture A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, shot in California with her actors all speaking Persian. It was a stylish statement of intent from a Jarmusch-esque filmmaker, and its follow-up—though in English… Read More

The Movie Star Roster 2014

Jack Nicholson once said, and I'm paraphrasing, here, that anyone who gets to be a lead in a Hollywood movie has something special. Why? Because too many people want it. If the star didn't have some of that magic pixie dust that appeals to audiences, someone else would have gotten the gig. That shit doesn't… Read More

The Descendants review

Directed by Alexander PayneScreenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash from a novel by Kaui Hart HemmingsGeorge Clooney is Matt King. Matt is the trustee of a large parcel of land in Hawaii, a place that seems a whole lot like paradise despite Matt's voiceover telling us that everyone's life has rough patches, even… Read More